“We are all migrants through time.”

If you had looked up perfect fall day in some odd dictionary, you’d have found a picture of yesterday. I was out for a few hours doing errands. It was warmish but not unseasonably warm. Color was the word of the day. The leaves have turned mostly yellow, but bright red bushes are sprinkled among the yellow, and they captured my attention. Pumpkins, carved and uncarved, sat on front steps. Brown leaves fluttered to the ground when any wind blew. They were strewn on the street. I went to the dump, and I went to Agway. I also went to the Christmas Tree Shop. I filled my trunk. I had a fun day.

Last night I had more trick or treaters than usual. They came in droves. The full size Hershey bars were a hit. More than a few held up the bars to show their parents. I got some applause.

My cleaning couple who have been coming to my house for close to fifteen years have loved all my dogs. Gracie was a favorite. They are working hard at getting Henry to like them. Right now all three of them have gone for a walk. I had to hide so Henry would go with them. He gets to explore.

Today is another lovely day, even warmer than yesterday. The breeze is strong at times but not chilling. I have to fill the bird feeders again. The birds are a hungry bunch. The other day I saw the biggest flock of turkeys in my neighbor’s year. The turkeys were munching on something. When they moved on, they blocked the road and had little concern for cars trying to get pass them. Turkeys are quite self-centered.

Yesterday I noticed that my snow globes had fallen off the shelf in their wooden crate display and were so dusty I couldn’t see what was inside the globes. I cleaned every one of them then moved on to clean more shelves and stacks of cookbooks. I felt possessed. I could have used an exorcist.

I find it hard to believe it is now November. Time passes so quickly I sometimes feel as if I’m holding on to it by its coat tails. I dare not let go.

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6 Comments on ““We are all migrants through time.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    Tonight is a big night down the St John Fisher Chapel. All Saints Day is also our Mass of Remembrance and so it shall be, Services are at 7;15 pm and this is a biggie on my liturgical calendar.

    Mrs MDH and I were underwhelmed by the number of Halloween visitors last night which were only around 50 of which 20 were “age eligible” . Lights went off at 8 pm and we stared at the uncollected candy. We used to plan and greet well over a 100 but on a warm October night the door bell was quiet.

    I am 30 days away from going full Christmas decoration however the planning is taking up copious amounts of my time.

    Its November, the year is almost gone. Budgets for 2019 are nearing completion.

    Tomorrow is Bob day. “More Blood More Tracks” is promised by amazon for delivery by 8 pm. 6 discs, 2 books tons of Bob. Tis’ the season

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I used to love All Saint’s Day because we had no school. We could have quite the revels on Halloween and not have to worry about school the next day. We did have to go to mass, but there were several choices for times.

      My numbers dwindled a few years ago to 5 or 6. The numbers are now climbing. I always have more than enough candy. My lights went off around 8 as well.I had my last trick or treaters around 7.

      I love my house at Christmas. I have so many decorations I alternate year by year. Last year I had the perfect tree. I hope for the same this year.

      Yup, I’d call that Bob Day too!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Yesterday was a lovely day. Not so warm as I thought it was going to be. But the colors were wonderful. The dogs went to the groomer and that was my only errand. I picked up coyote scat outside the groomer’s shop. Hmm. Maybe it was hoping for a walk-in appointment. 🙂
    I didn’t have many trick or treaters last night so most of the full-sized candy stash remains. I’ll have to find someone who’s collecting it for charity or to send to military personnel. There’s probably close to 50 bars. Way too tempting for my blood sugar levels.
    Today is a disappointment weather-wise. Since it is real estate tax payment day, it’s appropriate to my mood. Bleak. :/
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I had candy left as well. I gave several bars to my cleaning couple but have some of each left. I’ll save the Hershey bars for future s’mores.

      I paid my taxes yesterday so I could pay them on-line. I also hate tax day.

      It is really warm, 66˚. It is a deck day! I’ll feed the birds then stay out for a bit enjoying the day before the rain tomorrow.

      Have a better day!!

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Absolutely no trick or treaters here? My condo complex residents are primarily senior citizens and gay couples. Not many children. Besides holloween is a silly holiday designed to give the candy and costume companies a bonanza. I do like Thanksgiving even though I don’t like Turkey. Of course, my feelings about the winter solstice holidays being the savior of retail is well known. I don’t believe there’s a war on Christmas and I say happy holidays especially to aggravate my right wing coworkers. 🙂

    A beautiful sunny cool day with a high temperature around sixty degrees. Our leaves are just beginning to turn color.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Halloween is a fun day. Kids get to dress up. Many of the kids who came had homemade costumes. They do get candy, but the fun is all the preparation. The movies are great this time of year. There are plenty films little kids can watch and even more scary enough for older kids.

      Happy holidays is probably the better choice as there are other holidays besides Christmas, like Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

      Thanksgiving is the easiest holiday. It is family gathered around the table together. I think you are the first person I’ve known who didn’t like turkey.

      It was actually 66˚ here today, quite warm.


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